Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows
Photograph courtesy of Guadalupe Chavez
AirDance New Mexico is a company of
multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media theatrical works. AirDance productions incorporate
trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local composers and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. AirDance shows seek
to entertain while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico also offers classes and workshops in the aerial arts and related disciplines for children and adults at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace. The company is available for special workshops and performances for your group or organization, both at our facility and at yours. AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight
Photograph courtesy of Jeff Hartzer
Please visit our INSTRUCTION page which lists our current offerings.
During the summer, we continue to offer our popular Monday and Wednesday Aerial Arts classes for adults and older teens and teach an early Saturday afternoon class for kids, ages 8-14. No special workshops currently scheduled, but that could change after June!
INSTRUCTION page also lists rates for private and semi-private lessons, available by appointment.
CCOMING SOON ...
A LENGTH OF ROPE
On tour from Alaska, Ariel Schmidtke brings her one-woman show to Albuquerque, featuring aerial arts, acrobatics, and puppetry.
Friday-Saturday, June 16-17 at 8 pm and Sunday, June 18 at 6 pm at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW Tickets by donation at the door
Ariel is on a tour circling the US with her circus show exploring the major choices we come to in life through trapeze and rope work, puppetry, and acrobatics. Joining Ariel for this show is slack-rope artist Esther deMonteflores. For more information about the show and tour, please visit A LENGTH OF ROPE. General admission seating. All tickets by donation at the door. Doors open half hour before show time.
Here's a quick highlight reel of our senior company's 2016 critically acclaimed shows. (Popular with audiences, too!) Videography by Aaron Hendren. Editing by Joanna Furgal. Music by string quartet, The Venus Rings, under the direction of Monica Demarco.
Photography and poster design by Joanna Furgal
Many thanks to everyone who filled our ArtSpace to overflowing and made our Art of Flight weekend such a rousing success. The Flying Monkeys (aka the AirDance Junior Company) especially appreciate the schools and fans for their most excellent questions and feedback! Senior Company is indebted to the amazing programmers of Thunder Egg Concepts and guest artist Charlie Faraday. Thanks and more thanks to the casts, musicians, crews, volunteers and to our truly lovely audiences!!
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AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998
circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything
from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are
you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau
could change your mind about the art form."
New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has a foyer, a kitchen, and a green room. It is fully ADA accessible.